MONTREAL and NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Technomedia, a Montreal-based leading provider of integrated talent and learning
management solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement
with Bernard Hodes Group, part of Omnicom Group Inc., to acquire the Hodes iQ talent acquisition solutions operating unit,
based in New York. This acquisition enables Technomedia to accelerate
its expansion strategy into the US market. The combined portfolio of
both Technomedia and Hodes iQ, enhances Technomedia's position as a
leading provider of Talent Management Solutions.
"Hodes iQ's award-winning Talent Acquisition platform is an impressive
solution for companies that want to attract and hire the best talent",
says Alain Latry, President and CEO of Technomedia. "In addition, we
felt that the client-centric approach demonstrated by the Hodes iQ team
perfectly complemented our own high-touch business model; for similar
reasons, Bernard Hodes Group is an ideal partner for us because of
their reach and expertise. We are proud to offer a complete, integrated
solution, with expanded capability to our combined customer base."
Recognized by Bersin & Associates as the leader in Customer Satisfaction
for Global Enterprises, Technomedia supports over 1.6 Million
subscribers in the enterprise market. Technomedia's industry-leading
talent management suite for global enterprises includes
natively-integrated Recruitment, Performance, Compensation, Succession
Management and Learning and Development modules.
Hodes iQ makes talent management work for companies by delivering
flexible software solutions for talent acquisition, candidate sourcing,
onboarding, career websites and recruitment process improvement. Hodes
iQ has been profiled by Bersin & Associates' leading Talent Acquisition
Systems report for many years, and ranks highly for its candidate
management capabilities, social media recruiting innovations, and
TalentScout intelligent search technology.
"In Hodes iQ we created a fantastic product and grew it into a market
leader that it is today," said Alan Schwartz, CEO, Bernard Hodes Group.
"We always strive to do what's best for our clients and merging Hodes
iQ into Technomedia will do just that, providing our customers with a
stronger product suite that is still seamlessly connected with Hodes.
Technomedia will continue to grow and improve the iQ technology."
Under the terms of the agreement, Technomedia and Bernard Hodes Group
will partner to provide a complete array of leading-edge talent
management products and services to global organizations worldwide.
Technomedia will operate under the brand Technomedia-Hodes iQ in the US
Technomedia (www.technomedia.com) delivers a natively-integrated talent management suite that helps
organizations optimize their talent and grow their business. HR
professionals use our solution to identify and recruit the talent
needed to reach business goals. Managers efficiently evaluate and
reward the performance of their team. Employees develop the right
skills and knowledge for their career. Established in 1996, Technomedia
has built a solid reputation for customer loyalty, earning a #1 ranking
in the Global Enterprise customer satisfaction by Bersin & Associates.
ABOUT BERNARD HODES GROUP
Bernard Hodes Group (www.hodes.com) offers innovative solutions and strategies to help companies find,
keep and engage the best possible talent. Partnering with clients,
Hodes offers a full array of integrated solutions, including:
recruitment communications and support, digital and social media
innovation, strategic planning and employer branding.
Headquartered in New York, with 98 offices and affiliates around the
globe, Bernard Hodes Group is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) - a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications
company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms
provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, interactive,
direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty
communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100
For further information:
Heather Black, Technomedia
Shawna Berthold, Hodes iQ